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Toxic Hazards

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Reducing Toxic Substances in our Environment

CHEMICALS & SUBSTANCES

Chemicals and Hazards A-Z | Chemicals of Concern | Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCC) | Chemical Action Plans (CAP)

DANGEROUS MATERIALS & CHEMICALS

Arsenic and lead | Asbestos | Batteries | Bisphenol A (BPA) | Cleaners | Construction/Demolition | Diesel exhaust | Dioxin (pdf) | Electronics | Fertilizers | Flame Retardants (PBDEs) | Lead action plan | Lead waste | Lights and Lamps | Mercury | Paints and Coatings | Persistent, Bioaccumulative Toxins (PBTs) | Pharmaceuticals | Phosphates/Phosphorus | Oil/Petroleum |

TOXICS MONITORING

Toxics Studies | Local Source Control Partnership | Controlling Toxic Chemicals in Puget Sound

REDUCING EXPOSURE

Reducing Toxic Threats | Pollution Prevention | Source Control Chemical Action Plans (CAP) |

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Hazardous Chemicals Overview | Hazardous Substance Information & Education Office | Cleanup Sites Index | Cleanup Guide | Illegal drug labs | Environmental Justice

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

Local Emergency Planning Committees


PUBLICATIONS

Toxics Release Inventory | Toxics Reduction Recommendations | Toxics Monitoring Reports | PBT Reports

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA) | Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) | PBT Substances Rule | Phosphorus ban | Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) | Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) | Underground Storage Tanks (UST) | Surface Water Quality Standards | Sediment Management Standards

Pesticide-free garden, photo from WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife

GREEN CHEMISTRY

Are the chemicals you use safe? Are there safer alternatives? Make safer products with green chemistry.

Spotlight

FISH CONSUMPTION RULE UPDATE

Water quality standards update to reduce exposure to toxics

REDUCING TOXIC THREATS

2013 TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY

Data for accidental and routine releases of chemicals to air, land, and water by facilities in Washington.

MODEL TOXICS CONTROL ACT (MTCA)

Overview of the 2013 updates to MTCA